Hull North MP Diana Johnson today endorsed a new drive to tackle knife crime and violence.
The Home Secretary Charles Clarke has announced a nationwide knives amnesty, to be held between 24 May and 30 June. This will be backed up by a tough police enforcement campaign to drive home the message that carrying knives is unacceptable.
The amnesty will target those who carry knives and offensive weapons. A public campaign supporting the amnesty will urge people to hand in their knives during the five week period, when they will be immune from prosecution for possessing them.